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Old 04-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #15
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Jonathan, I hope the bluegrass music made the trip worth it! We have on occasion found ourselves at the end of a forest road with little or no turnaround space. I've got a temporary wheel I can put on the jack in lieu of the foot, and have been able to disconnect the trailer, drive the Ranger off-road around it, and then spin the Scamp around. 'Tain't purty, but it works.

Question re the furnace: I thought the gas was supposed to automatically shur off when the flame goes out?

Everyone's posts last week convinced me to dig out of the remaining snowdrifts, and we drifted down to northern New Mexico ourselves, to Sugarite Canyon. We had not been there before. The primitive camping sites were still closed for the season, but there is a lower camp with hook-ups that was very nice, and a luxury we're not used to. We had water, and enough electricity to not worry about having the furnace set to keep frost out of the sink overnight. There are about 12 or so sites there, and it was almost full. I recommend it. The lake was mostly frozen still, but there is a lovely 6 mile loop hike that's not too steep (muddy and snowy in the second half, but still very nice). We drove home by going east from Sugarite, through Folsom, an absolutely gorgeous drive, before heading back to Raton and north to Beulah.

You know, I wouldn't have been camping this early in the season in a tent. I guess I'm getting soft in my old age.

I'd recommend Sugarite as a destination. Later in the season there will be tours of the old coal mines, and there are trout in the stream. Southern CO and northern NM have a lot of nice spots.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:38 AM   #16
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Jonathan, I hope the bluegrass music made the trip worth it! We have on occasion found ourselves at the end of a forest road with little or no turnaround space. I've got a temporary wheel I can put on the jack in lieu of the foot, and have been able to disconnect the trailer, drive the Ranger off-road around it, and then spin the Scamp around. 'Tain't purty, but it works.

Question re the furnace: I thought the gas was supposed to automatically shur off when the flame goes out?

Everyone's posts last week convinced me to dig out of the remaining snowdrifts, and we drifted down to northern New Mexico ourselves, to Sugarite Canyon. We had not been there before. The primitive camping sites were still closed for the season, but there is a lower camp with hook-ups that was very nice, and a luxury we're not used to. We had water, and enough electricity to not worry about having the furnace set to keep frost out of the sink overnight. There are about 12 or so sites there, and it was almost full. I recommend it. The lake was mostly frozen still, but there is a lovely 6 mile loop hike that's not too steep (muddy and snowy in the second half, but still very nice). We drove home by going east from Sugarite, through Folsom, an absolutely gorgeous drive, before heading back to Raton and north to Beulah.

You know, I wouldn't have been camping this early in the season in a tent. I guess I'm getting soft in my old age.

I'd recommend Sugarite as a destination. Later in the season there will be tours of the old coal mines, and there are trout in the stream. Southern CO and northern NM have a lot of nice spots.

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That is exactly what we did...disconnected and wheeled it around. It was our safest bet for sure. Funny thing, we almost went to Sugarite Canyon as well but my son mentioned that being a canyon it sounded like river fishing which he didn't prefer. We will be sure and check that out as well. That would have been neat if we had bumped into each other. You know...perhaps the propane did shut off, but there was a slight raw propane scent (yes, i watched Sienfeld...I know that ADD that smell) for a moment....but that was enough to freak me out a bit.
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